Power Factor Correction: How it Works and How to Design for It (WEBINAR)

Course Number: E-3031WN
Credit: 3 CPD Hours*
* In all references to PDH: 1 PDH = 1 CPD Hour
Subject Matter Expert: Robert J. Scoff, P.E.
Type: Live Interactive Webinar
Scheduled: This webinar will be scheduled again soon. Receive an email when it is scheduled by using the "Notify Me" link
Price: AUD $225.00
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In Power Factor Correction: How it Works and How to Design for It , you'll learn ...

  • Basic principles of AC/DC circuit theory
  • Why voltage and power losses occur when electrical power is transmitted
  • The different loads occurring in inductive, capacitive, and reactive circuits
  • How power factor correction works to lower your electric bill


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Would you rent a 10-ton truck every month, year after year, when a 5-ton truck would do the job? Chances are that’s exactly what you’re doing with your electric company. When the electric loads in your plant have a power factor lower than 1 (or unity), you pay a higher demand charge (or rent) for the equipment that delivers power to you. This higher demand charge can cost your company tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars per year or more in higher energy costs.

Using practical examples and helpful illustrations, this webinar teaches you how power factor works and how to design for power factor correction when installing new or refurbished equipment in your facility.

It provides valuable information for any engineer involved in the design or maintenance of facilities that consume even moderate amounts of electric power. An electrical engineering background is not required to understand and benefit from this webinar.

Special Note: Course E-3017 and course E-3031W are alternate presentations of the same course material. Therefore, only one version, either the course or webinar, can be taken during a renewal cycle. If you have any questions regarding course eligibility, please contact our Customer Service Team.


Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • AC and DC circuit theory
  • The inevitable voltage and power losses that occur whenever electrical power is transmitted
  • How power flows as a sine wave of double the line frequency
  • How current and power flow are different in resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuits
  • How power factor correction works
  • The importance of considering power factor when specifying, purchasing, and installing equipment

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CPD Hours

Our webinars are recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the following institutions: Engineers Australia (EA) in accordance with EA CPD Policy dated 19 February 2009; The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in accordance with ICE 3006A; The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) in accordance with IPENZ CPD Good Practice Gudelines dated November 2007. For other institutions, it is recommended you check the requirements from your specific registration board. Following successful completion of the webinar, we recommend that you print off the EngineeringCPD.com certificate for your records. This may need to be produced for audit purposes. A copy of the certificate will be maintained by EngineeringCPD.com and can be found within your "My Account" area.

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